Reproduction Number

Consider the following statements:

  1. Reproduction number (R0) indicates the average number of people who will contract the virus from a person who has already been infected, in a population that does not have immunity for the said disease.
  2. R0 is the division of the number of new infections by the number of existing infections, or the average number of new infections over an infectious period (R0= new infections/existing infections).

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2